Begin production early while full field development is being planned and permanent facilities are being built. Early-production facilities (EPFs) can help operators bring their new discoveries onstream fast.
EPFs and fast-track schedules can help operators create an early cash flow with only a minimum cash outlay. They also provide real-time production data that can help operators appraise reservoir performance before they install more-expensive long-term facilities. EPFs can be used for small reserves that would be financially risky or uneconomical to produce with a permanent production facility.